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This page contains details of conferences, events and seminars either organised and run by SLSA members or of interest to them.

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2021

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Latest  events. . .

ERC Consolidator Grants Webinar: online from the British Academy 

'Authoritarian Constitutions' Series: The nation-state: not yet ready for the dustbin of history?, online from QMUL

Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Algorithmic Solutions (LINAS) Doctoral Training Programme: Information session for applicants – online from Queen's University Belfast

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

SLSA York 2022: call for papers and posters – call closes: 7 January 2022

LSA Graduate Student and Early Career Workshop 2022, online and Lisbon, Portugal

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference, online and Lisbon, Portugal

Mental Capacity in the Context of Sexual Relationships and Intimacy, Keele University


2021


Criminal Justice Responses to Maternal Filicide: Judging the failed mother

Date; 2 December 2021

Venue: Hybrid – Durham University Law School

Speaker: Dr Emma Milne, Durham Law School

The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (CCLCJ) and Gender and Law at Durham (GLAD) are delighted to host the launch of Dr Emma Milne (Durham Law School) book Criminal Justice Responses to Maternal Filicide: Judging the Failed Mother. The event will take place in person and online. Please note that in-person registration closes one week before the event is held. Online registration is available until the day itself. See website for details.

A Feminist Review of the Human Rights Act: Workshop

Date: 3 December 2021

Venue: online and University of Liverpool

See announcement for details.

Barriers and Threats to Access to Justice in the Immigration and Asylum System:

Date: 7 December 2021

Venue: JUSTICE webinar

See website for details.

Book launch: Problematizing Law, Rights, and Childhood in Israel/Palestine, by Dr Hedi Viterbo

Date: 8 December 2021

Venue: online from QMUL

See website for details of this free event jointly hosted by the Queen Mary Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context, the International State Crime Initiative, and the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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'Authoritarian Constitutions' Series: The nation-state: not yet ready for the dustbin of history? 

Date: 8 December 2021

Venue: online from QMUL

This series is hosted by the Centre for Law, Democracy, and Society. See website for details and registration.

Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Algorithmic Solutions (LINAS) Doctoral Training Programme: Information session for applicants

Date: 8 December 2021

Venue: online from Queen's University Belfast

See announcement for details. Application deadline: 14 January 2022.

Criminalising Coercive Control: Challenges for the implementation of Northern Ireland’s new domestic abuse offence

Date 16 December 2021

Venue: online

Organisers: Dr. Ronagh McQuigg, Queen’s University Belfast, and Professor Vanessa Bettinson, Dr Montfort University, Leicester

Please see announcement for full details including confirmed speakers. This event is free but please register.

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2022


January

SLSA Postgraduate 2022

Dates: 11–12 January 2022

Venue: online

Details about this free event will be circulated in due course via the SLSA website, weekly ebulletin and social media.

ERC Consolidator Grants Webinar

Date: 13 January 2021

Venue: online from the British Academy 

See website for details and registration.

'Race Against the Machine: Febrile Politics and Stasis Criminology'

Date: 19 January 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Professor Coretta Phillips

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

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February

Rethinking Work and the Carceral State

Date: 3 February 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Dr Jon Burnett (and Professor Avery Gordon as discussant)

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

AHRC Engaging with Government Programme: open for applications

Dates: 22–24 February 2022

Venue: Institute for Government Offices, London 

This three-day course is designed to provide an insight into the policy-making process and help participants develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research. See website for details. Closing date: 28 October 2021.

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March

Racialised Constructions of Punishability in Sentencing Hearings for 'Unwanted' Migrants

Date: 24 March 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Dr Gemma Lousley

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

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April

Climate Change and the Rule of Law Conference

Dates: 31 March–1 April 2022

Venue: UCL Centre for Law and the Environment, University College London

Please see announcement for further details. 

SLSA Annual Conference 2022: call for papers

Dates: 6–8 April 2022

Venue: York Law School, University of York and online

See website for details. Call closes: 7 January 2022.

White Terror: On the far right, counterterrorism and the racialisation of violence

Date: 28 April 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department.

Speaker: Dr Aaron Winter

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

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May

McGill Graduate Law Conference: call for submissions

Dates: 5–6 May 2022

Venue: online and McGill University Montreal, Canada

Theme: (Legal) Adaptation

See announcement for details. Closing date: 13 February 2022.

Mental Capacity in the Context of Sexual Relationships and Intimacy

Date: 23 May 2022

Venue: Keele Hall, Keele University

Further details will be announced in due course. This is an SLSA-sponsored event under our Seminar Scheme.

Decolonizing Postcolonialism and the Case of Kashmir

Date: 26 May 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Dr Ather Zia

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

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June

SCOTLIN Early Career Scholars Symposium: call for papers

Dates: 1–2 June 2022

Venue: University of Edinburgh, Scotland

See announcement and website for details. Closing date: 10 January 2022.

Racialized Swarming, Sacralized Politics, and Criminal Penetratabilities: Occupied Jerusalem, and settler colonial Israel: online from Birkbeck

Date: 2 June 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

W G Hart Workshop 2022: call for papers

Dates: 9–10 June 2022

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Theme: Responding to the Crises: Law, alternative economies and activism

See website for details. Call closes: 31 January 2022.

LSA Graduate Student and Early Career Workshop 2022: call for applications

Dates and venues: 27–30 June 2022 online; and 12 July 2022 Lisbon, Portugal, and online

See website for details. Closing date: 17 November 2021The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event.

Blackscapes: Urban precarity, state violence and insurgent politics in a zone of nonbeing

Date: 30 June 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminolgoy Department

Speaker: Dr Jamie Amparo Alves

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

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July

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2022: call for papers 

Date: July 2022 tbc

Venue: Southampton School of Law (public health situation permitting) and online
 
Organised by Professor Gary Watt (Warwick) and Professor David Gurnham (Southampton). See announcement for details. Call closes: 4 February 2022.

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference, online and Lisbon, Portugal: submissions now open

Dates: 13–16 July 2022

Venue: ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

Theme: 'Rage, Reckoning, & Remedy'

Please visit website for details. Closing date for submission of abstracts extended to: 22 November 2021. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event.

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2023


May

23rd International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2023: call for papers

Dates: 24–27 May 2023

Venue: hosted online by Pontificia Università Antonianum, Roma, Italy

Theme: Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims – Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics

Please note that this event was originally scheduled to take place in May 2021. See announcement for full details. Closing date: 6 January 2023.

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